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reviewing the numerous books and articles tom has written works on franklin, washington, jefferson, truman, fdr, american war, hamilton byrd will, the outstanding volume he produced to accompany a major 1997 pbs production liberty. of course the recent perils of peace which deals with the events after the surrender of the british at yorktown in 1781. a great personal memoir of your upbringing in jersey city which as you know is my home town as well so we have that in common. and so much more on the american revolution, the great leadership of george washington and his military struggles to achieve american independence and now the subject of tonight's conversation, the role of women in american history. we see this in fiction and nonfiction that you have produced over the years in the novels such as liberty tavern which came out in 1977 just to remind you of that, the difficulties in that book involving women of life during the american revolution. the officers' wives that came out in 1981 about three how west pointers and their wives to paraphrase about the resignation of these officers w
washington wrote a letter to a woman named sally fairfax in 1759. she was the wife of his best friend, his good friend anyway's neighbor, george william fairfax. this letter suddenly was published in the new york herald, which was at that time in 1877 when it was published it was the biggest newspaper in america. and they've called it a washington love letter. and nobody could believe that it was real at first. and then people who know a little bit about washington's life and stuff, there were some very atchison diaries published. they discovered he had written it better for month after he had become engaged to moffit custis, who was in for the the richest widow in virginia. and this caused consternation in 1877. they couldn't believe that george washington could possibly have thought for another woman. and so, it was like a suspense story as a probe to find out what happened to this letter. and it turned out that the latter never saw the light of day. it was going to be auctioned off of the mystery man body and this appeared for 60 years. and they founded by sheer accident in the files of
>>> earlier in the season on halloween night washington's andray blatche offered hometown fans a glimpse of his yet untapped potential. the five year forward displayed an array of shot making inside and out. dribble drives and jumpers on his way to a career high 30 points. tonight he leads the wizards up to new jersey to take on a nets squad desperately seeking to change their miss fortunes. from the garden state the nets host the wizards on comcast >> comcast sportsnet brings you wizards basketball. a chance for their second win this season over brook lopez and the 4-40 new jersey nets. hi folks it is great to have you here for wizards hoops on steve buck hans with phil shown ears. looking for somebody to step things up phil perhaps that will be andray blatche when these teams met back in late october enjoyed his best night as a pro. >> the homeowner he had a career high 30 points in that game. only missed 3 shots going 15 of 18. variety of shots inside outside even a three-pointer. he continued that stellar play 17 points and 6 or 7 rebound, but the last few weeks his play
soldier's home in northwest washington. they planned to accommodate all of those who died in the washington area hospitals. what happened was that the war went on longer and was bloodier than anybody expected this of that we pretty soon filled up the graveyards, national cemeteries in alexandria and at the old soldier's home in washington and needed new burial space. so the quartermaster's office of the union army looked across the river and found this place, arlington and thought it would be a good place to begin burying people. arlington happened to be the home of robert e. lee, the confederate general. so, not only was it a convenient place to begin military burials from the symbol war. it was also thought to be a matter of justice, maybe even vindication if you want to call it that. the first military burials at arlington can of may, 1864, well into the civil war and the very first of the burials was private from 67 pennsylvania infantry named william. he was a farmer from a poor family who, and he came to search in the union army. unfortunately he end up in the hospit
'll be a questionnaire in the mail by march 15. >>> george washington university students are turning a challenge into something good. coming up, we will tell you what they get if they make their goal. >>> saying good-bye to the beloved panda. >>> indeed belfort furniture weather center, we are watching a lot of rain moving into the area -- in the belfort furniture weather center. >>> taking a look ahead, starting tomorrow, construction on rock creek parkway will require a temple remain closure. part will be closed for about 500 feet -- will require a temporary plainclothesman -- lane closure. >>> you can check out the washington auto show. the president and ceo of the ford motor company will open the show. it is open to the public starting wednesday at the washington convention center. >>> a good by party is set this week for the giant panda tai shan. and his farewell party will be held on saturday. experts will be on hand to answer questions. it is not clear exactly which day tai shan will leave. >>> metro is trying to make easier for you to pay. there is a system that will allow t turnstiles t
enough for snow. we do have on radar light snow falling in frederick county and washington county, up along the pennsylvania border, along carroll county. that will be twisting into howard and loudoun counties in the 234ek9 half hour. could be a brief dusting here. a few slick spots may quickly pop up and maybe just a dusting. temperatures are in the 20s. windchills in the teens to near 20 degrees with winds gusting near 20 to 25 miles an hour. >>> the snow coming from the north is a weak disturbance in the atmosphere, enough to kick up snowshowers from mid to late morning, otherwise maybe a few flurries. blustery winds, in the clear and upper 30s. sun tomorrow morning and clouding up. a little more potent storm coming in on thursday night into from the morning. could get a couple inches of that, cold into the weekend. how is the traffic? >> we're doing okay so far this morning. 95, 395, 66, the toll road, all very quiet as we g get underway with no early major issues reported into us. we have a problem in prince william county, prince william parkway between moore drive and liberia r
captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. happy thursday. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with adam caskey and find out what will be hitting us, the dreaded wintry mix. >> the dreaded next later on this evening and into the morning. it may gently affect the evening commute tonight. let's get to the maps. there is a winter storm which out west in parts of the shenandoah valley. it does include madison and points west word. that is where we could see real accumulations. that is on the order of four or 5 inches of sleet out west. temperature-wise, we are mainly in the 30's. temperatures or rise to about 40 today. light rain and a little bit of sleet into the midday tomorrow. minor slushy accumulations. southern maryland, just a cold rain. along the blue ridge, we should see sleet and snow and some freezing rain. this may affect us tomorrow morning. >> ok. to help your plan your commute, i will show you everything is cl
.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side >>> good thursday morng. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning. thank you for joining us today. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. all eyes tonight and tomorrow, we will get some snow. >> the question is, how much? >> up to about two inches or so. not a major system. we have a few things to talk about. it is coming from the ohio valley and coming to our direction. we will see it sunshine before the snow develops. near 30 degrees. the wind is not as strong. increasing clouds with afternoon snow to the west. it will push him to the early morning hours tomorrow morning. up to about 2 1/2 inches locally. the entire area will see a little bit of snow by tomorrow morning. >> what we saw a little dose of overnight, overnight construction, has been cleared. we're moving nicely around the beltway. good right here at new hampshire avenue. moving smoothly on 66, the dulles toll road. even metro rail is reported they are on normal service. >> thank you. >>> the cold blast will give way to ano
in washington. so, look, forget the ads. everybody can run a slight gap. forget the truck. every vatican by a truck. -- everyone can buy a truck. here's what you need to ask yourself on tuesday -- when the chips are down, when the tough votes come, on all the fights that mattered to middle-class families across this commonwealth, who is going to be on your side? >> martha! >> that is what this race on tuesday is all about. because it is easy to say you are independent and you're going to bring people together in all of that stuff, until you actually have to do it. when the vote comes on energy, when there is a choice between standing with big oil or fighting for the clean energy jobs of the future, whose side are you going to be on? >> martha! >> when there is a choice between giving tax breaks to the wealthiest few and that corporations that ship them overseas, or giving them to the middle class, who is going to be on your side? >> martha! >> you will hear a lot about taxes. last year i kept a campaign promise to cut taxes for 95% of working americans. i cut taxes. and these members of
for a while did not have washington representation. i found that amazing because bill gates was an intern on capitol hill for a while. he should have known better that you can't have a business model without having some relationship with the government with such a large corporation. he's been in this position since 2003. prior to that, he was a deputy assistant to the president for cabinet affairs and that's described in the biography that's handed out to you. and before that, he worked -- for 12 years at wexler & walker and for a while it was ann wexler's firm while there he was and you know about wexler walker because we had joe molina talking about coalition-building. it's widely respected. he searched in the george h.w. bush's re-election campaign. he's been in the white house in other positions. and he has a publication that i've uploaded to blackboard for you. i recommend it for you on government relations. some of -- how many of you have read it. oh, good, so most of you have read it. [laughter] >> they are on top of this. they are very busy. we're going nine days on this. he's a g
there, traveling along 395 and the george washington memorial parkway. here's a look at dopple plenty of rain lifting into the area. rain started here about 5:00 this morning and it's going to stay steady now for most of the late morning and early afternoon hours. so don't expect too much in the way of improvement in the weather department today. temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. won't budge much during the course of the day. the steadiest of the rain will be ending around 3:00 or 4:00 this afternoon, but i don't think the last raindrops will fall until midnight or after that. kimberly, over to you. >> thank you, chuck. >>> we don't even have food. >> that body -- >> the people are suffering. >> frustration and desperation in haiti as the death toll in last tuesday's earthquake there continues to climb. it's difficult, at this point, to pinpoint just how many people were killed, but estimates put the number anywhere from 50,000 to 200,000 dead. about 300,000 hatians are now homeless. the u.s. state department says at least 15 americans have died in the quake. one u.n.
flooding over the next several hours. weave had only about a quarter ch here in washington. just to our west we've had about 1/2 inch. shenandoah valley has had from an inch to over three inches. around two inches just to the east of the blue ridge. just had a gust at dulles airport at 44 miles an hour, those winds bringing down a few tree limbs causing power outages this morning. the temperature now 60 degrees in washington on january 25th. it's not going to last long. we'll be near 40 by midnight. the 30s tomorrow morning. this rain should taper off and end around midday today with the winds remaining rather gusty into the afternoon. a bit blus sterry again tomorrow. partly cloudy on it is with highs in the mid to upper 40s. a bit colder on wednesday and thursday. morning lows in the upper 20s with afternoon highs in the low to mid 40s. looks like a chance of snow on friday. we'll take a look at that. that will be coming up in just a few minutes. right now watch out for the ponding of water especially around construction areas. many small creeks and streams are running high. they may
cabinet is forced to meet outside on plastic chairs. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. >> there are glimmers of hope popping up across haiti. this morning we're hearing from members of fairfax county search and rescue team. they say they are exhausted but keep moving forward. they pulled a u.n. officer from denmark from the rubble of a crushed building. he was there since last week. he was in remarkably good shape. >> took us four hours to get to him. we saw him. we got a visual on him and had him out in four. he's in good shape. >> they are being called heroes for their work in haiti. they saved about a dozen people from the rubble. >>> even here in washington you can help earthquake victims in haiti. >> the haitian embassy needs help sorting through the thousands of donations people made over the weekend. megan mcgrath has more. >> reporter: good morning. of course the situation in haiti is really quite dire and has struck a chord with people in our area. the outpouring of support has been tremendous. if you see over my shoulder here the u-haul is filled with supplie
have learned from the washington post that he was fired. flecks of the school is quiet tonight, but come tomorrow -- >> the school is quiet tonight, but come tomorrow there will be a buzz that robert peterson was fired. he faces sex abuse of a minor charges in montgomery county. it was alleged that in 2008 and 2009 he had inappropriate contact with a minor off campus. the neighbors are shocked. >> this is not in his character to do something like this. >> jennifer says that she spoke to petersen recent but he never mentioned that according to the report he was on leave before the start of the school year and had not been promoted on campus or at school events since then. >> i would be surprised. >> an exclusive private school, secured with secret service, seeing the school's most famous students as the president tossed children. -- president's children. >> he has been there for years. i just assumed it was a safe place, secure. >> additional counseling has been ordered for tomorrow for students, family, and teachers. this is abc 7 news. >> we are learning more about the rescue
washington," on your side. >>> good monday morning. 6:00 on this monday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you so much for joining us. it is rainy and windy. we do have a school closing and delay. madison county, virginia, schools are now closed. is that right? madison county is closed. page county is delayed two hours. rappahannock county is delayed two hours, as well. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> they're must be a lot of flash flooding. >> there is a flash flood warning until 9:15 this morning for all those counties in central virginia. we see some flash flooding. you do seek a lull in central virginia. still, the damage has been done. it is mild, 60 degrees. a flash flood warning for these counties. that is until 9:15. the whole area has flooding potential this afternoon. flooding possible through 6:00 p.m. as the high tide comes up. it will clear out and dry out. it does get better. we just have a couple more hours to get through. >> we are getting more action on the highway. your neighbors are starting to leave. all lanes are open on 66 to hea
.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. lisa baden is standing by with the latest on the traffic. let's start with brian and the weather. we have a long holiday weekend. >> yesterday, we hit 50 degrees. we finally hit 50. we will be in the low 50's today. we do have something, some rain by sunday. upper 20's in martinsburg. 36 downtown. not nearly as cold this morning. let's call it partly sunny. pleasant and a mile. low 50's. looking good. -- pleasant and mild. >> this is a smile on my face. we started off on a rough notes yesterday. this morning, everything looks good. this is 270 travel. uneventful. everything is open. montrose road over 270. the beltway through montgomery county is open. good in fairfax and nothing complicated heading into the district. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we turn to our top story. the urgent rescue effort after the deadly earthquake in haiti. rescuers are trying to find anyone. the body count keeps
to you by american service center play for a whistle. 5-1, washington. we saw taveras go down. here is the reason why. >> chere lap shot -- sot ff the left toe. no padding on the top of the skate. down goes taveras. they've already lost hillen. we understand he went to the hospital after getting hit with the slap ?rot alex ovechkin in the first period. >> joe: if you missed it, it was grizzly. this one caroms into the high slot again. backstrom deals it for greenspan to fire. witt. [ whistle ] >> joe: right to dipietro. he'll squeeze. jack hillen the defender. alex ovechkin probably 20 feet at the most in front of him. a rolling puck and it hit hillen apparently in the jaw. almost the lower teeth line. amazingly, the youngster under his own power went to the dressing room, but we have heard reports that he is at hospital now. ovechkin rink wide for green. wraifter that's blocked. moulson floats it down the wing. for trent hunter. wrister deflected by schultz and some 15 rows into the end zone seats. on our toyota league leaderboard, we focus in on alex again. >> craig: look at point
this year. the senate shot down the idea just yesterday. tara mergener , cbs news, washington. >>> you can watch the state of the union address live tonight on channel 9. coverage starts at 9:00 p.m. with the president's speech followed by the republican response and then you can get more reaction on 9 news now at 11:00 and at wusa9.com. >>> toyota has halted the sale of eight of its most popular models. the move is aimed at keeping consumers safe from accelerator pedals which can stick and force the car to speed up unintentionally. the affected models are -- this is after a recall involving 5 million vehicles with the same flaw or one in which floor mats caused the accelerator to get stuck. toyota is also halting production of the vehicles in several plants. >> it seems to be an unprecedented decision for a company to stop selling cars in order to adjust a safety issue. >> having a car go out of control at any minute is not a very pleasant idea. >> they'll fix it before they give it to me. >> it is certainly something to take seriously. no question about it. >> reporter: if you own one of
of the biggest sports figures in town, but these could call his future into washington into doubt. hakem dermish has gilbert's take. >> reporter: gilbert has communicated through twitter. that's where we get his response to this incident which is crazy. the wizards' season has been completely disappointing on the court. off the court, it's been bizarre. after seeing the published report this morning, gilbert arenas tweeted, "i wake up this morning and seen i was the new john wayne. lmao media is too funny." "i understand this is seriou if you ever met me you know i don't do serious things." "i'm a goof ball. this story don't sound goofy to me." pat collins asked teammates about what they know about the incident. >> ever seen any guns in the locker room? do you think these allegations will impact your play tomorrow night's game? >> we've got to focus on tomorrow. people are going to investigate, look into it and do their job. >> reporter: ever see guns in the locker room? >> never. >> reporter: do you think these allegations will affect your game plan tomorrow night? >> no. we believe in each oth
's eastern shore. >> sidwell friends ultimately fired him. >> according to "the washington post," he invited a student to his silver spring home where he showed him pornography and touched him inappropriately. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> we are learning more about the man accused of shooting and killing eight people in appomattox. >> police say his victims included his own sister and brother-in-law. two other adults were also kill. speight surrendered after an 18- hour manhunt. they found numerous explosives at his home. >>> the group board fund is growing. friends have raised about $25,000. the money is being offered for information leading to an rest. the body was found last month. he had been stabbed. >>> more aid arrives in haiti. the united states is getting ready for thousands of people expected to flee that disaster zone. stewart -- philip stewart has more. >> the u.s. is preparing tents at guantanamo bay. they can handle 10,000 refugees. some 2 million people are left homeless after the quake. i want to show you some video that has some people talking. take a loo
, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good wednesday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you so much for joining us on this early wednesday. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. it is chilly outside. >> we are back to wintertime. the dose of summer whether it is long gone. the approaching storm, is it still approaching? >> the store is still out there. some of the models are saying it might stay further to the south. -- the storm is still out there. the next couple of days will be key to keep watching them to see how they progress. we are in the 20's this morning. 30 in southern maryland. let's look at the maps. plenty of sunshine this morning. partly cloudy. temperatures in the mid 40's. not a bad day. some moisture could move them by friday night. let's say good morning to lisa baden. >> good morning. just got off the phone with metro rail on their supersecret hot line. all trains are operating on all lines from metro rail. as far as interstate travel, it is all good. 95 is good between richmond and baltimore. good on the beltway from the
--www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good tuesday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning. we're glad you're joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's check in first with brian van de graaff. some flurries. nothing to stick. >> in the evening last night, there was a line of light snow showers. anne arundel through calvert county. we saw some lights snow showers. the crews are on standby. they're just a few flurries flying. 27 downtown. 29 in huntingtown. cloudy start today. sunshine through the finish. the sun will shine through. a bit of a breeze. >> it is a breeze on the highway right now. we did have some roadwork overnight, but nothing complicated. we look good south into richmond and north into baltimore on 95. seven between sterling and tysons is a good run. this is the beltway live near fedex field and it is uneventful. we go to top stories now. >> thank you. >>> we are following breaking news out of montgomery county. detectives are on the scene after a man was found
want to ask about the president -- the games that washington plays and this is just washington and it's -- there is still talking as if the president is not the head of the government, that almost 60% of americans think. i think it's higher than that. it's terribly dysfunctional. mark halperin, at some point isn't there a disconnect between the president that owns washington, d.c., lock, stock, and barrel and the president that talks about, oh, you people in washington, that's just the way that washington -- you -- every day, they do that every day. oh, you silly washington people. you know, the problem is that the people in washington -- you washington people. >> i think that's a problem and i think there are two related problems. another one, they have played the washington game. they made a back room deal with the pharmaceutical industry. been involved with the dirt of the legislative process, and the other problem is, to some extent you have to play the washington game, and to some extent by turning their noses up at it, they've alienated a lot of washington. that may not be attra
coast to coast. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. 6:00. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. we are glad you are joining us. we do have some school closings and delays. let's get right to the list. >>> let's get right to your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff. >> we have one patch of snow in southern maryland. you have to feel bad for the kids in d.c.. light snow down to lower calvert county, southeastern prince george's and into charles. it is all moving east towards the bay. temperatures around the 30- degree mark. let's show you some of the other numbers. we're in the 20's. your forecast for today, we're talking low 30's. temperatures will fall. temperatures in the teens plater tonight. -- temperatures in the teens later tonight. >> we have plenty of traffic just starting to meandered out of the neighborhood. the volume of traffic is still light
as republicans in washington. forget the ad. forget the truck. everybody can buy a truck. here is the question you need to ask before you go to vote on tuesday. when the chips are down, when the tough a boat is coming -- tough vote is coming, who is going to be on your side? that is what this race on tuesday is all about. [applause] it is easy to say you are independent and you're going to bring people together and all that stuff, until you actually have to do with. when the vote comes on ev nergy, whose side are you going to be on? mark that is going to be on your side. when the vote comes on taxes and there is a choice between giving more taxes to the wealthy and corporations that ship jobs overseas, and businesses that create jobs here, who is going to be on your side? >> martha. >> you will hear a lot about taxes. you always do, every election. i kept the campaign process -- campaign promise to cut taxes for 90% of working americans. [no audio] [applause] these members of congress voted to cut taxes here in the commonwealth for individuals and small businesses. we cut taxes for middle-clas
which do not include downtown washington nor fa fairfax county that are under a wenter weather advisory. those are the areas that i think will be getting a couple of inches of snow. it's a really fast mover. there are the areas that will be getting the snow. out in the mountains of virginia. again, around the lakes. here we are in washington. this is the first area of snow. there's the back edge of it, too. it's a little area of low pressure that will move right to our north. probably bring in a little bit of dry air. so it will be really sort of moisture starved, if you will. a bit of light snow or snow flurries. you folks in the southern spots down to fredericks burg may not see anything at all. it's in here around midnight and then out of here by dawn tomorrow. it's a moisture-starved storm. nonetheless, there will be some areas with a bit of slipperiness. some areas, maybe a dusting to an inch or two. and around the washington area, southern suburbs, i think i'll emphasize the dusting. back to you. >> all right. thank you, bob. >>> late this afternoon, president obama announced that
the mormon temple, there is a crash near georgia avenue. right now of the george washington parke white southbound, a stalled pickup truck after 123. let's go live to 395 across the 14th street bridge. it looks ok. i am interested in the right side of the screen. or the age of greek and the main line merge there is a stalled vehicle -- were the hov and mainline merge, there is a stalled vehicle. >> thank you. >>> the urgent rescue efforts after the deadly earthquake in haiti. crews are working to find survivors in port-au-prince. the body count keeps piling up. more than 50,000 people died in the earthquake. authorities say international aid is taking too long to arrive because of the damaged roadways and airports. pamela brown is live with the latest information. it is heartbreaking. >> truly tragic. despite president obama's pledge, aid is trickling into port-au-prince, leaving rescue workers struggling to provide food, water, and support. search and rescue teams are racing against the clock. they are pulling out those trapped for more than two days. a french rescue team pulled out an
.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning waington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> questar with brian van de graaff. what is the chance of a warm-up today -- we start with brian van de graaff. >> it is seasonable for today. we are on target for war we should be. upper 40's today. we should be near 50 on friday. temperatures will climb. we will look for temperatures to climb into the mid and upper 30's with some sunshine. not a bad-looking afternoon. now to lisa baden. >> we are going to show you pictures of what is happening at a water main break. university boulevard, a sizable border main break. a portion of the roadway is blocked. university boulevard a piney branch road. the police will help you get through the area. everything is open in virginia. nothing on the beltway to report. we're good on the greenway, the dulles toll road. a beautiful trip out near dulles airport. newschopper 7 in just a little while. >> thank you. >>> we begin with the latest on the developing st
by toyota. which types of cars are affected? >> the march for life is coming to washington. >> our storm watch coverage continues. we will hear when things will be clearing up today. here is another check on the latest school closings and delays. you're watching "good morning washington." ( "sleigh ride" playing ) pretty. ( laughs ) there we go. ( phone rings, laughter ) ♪ ( phone rings ) victory starts now. with the special k challenge™, you can lose up to 6 pounds... in 2 weeks. now with so many delicious ways to be victorious. lose up to 6 pounds in 2 weeks. join us at specialk.com. >>> right now, a light drizzle and a bit of a cool breeze. temperatures are nearreezing. we do have precipitation out to the west and southwest. let's look at the snow machine and you can see the light rain entering fauquier county. moving southward down to culpeper and into spotsylvania. it is pushing to the north and east. in the blue ridge, we see the areas of sleet, and we could see up to two inches of accumulation. up to an inch in parts of montgomery and loudoun counties, mainly on the grass. sun
and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," january 27th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm terry moran, and we begin tonight with the big speech. president obama's state of the union address. a pivotal opportunity for him to steal back the momentum he took into office. but it's been a challenging first year, and the president has watched the popularity of his ambitious agenda slide, and skepticism among americans soar, all punctuated a week ago with a republican victory in massachusetts. so, tonight, president obama, well, he was unapologetic and resolute. he went back to his basics. change andope. a little grayer, a little less jaunty, perhaps. the weight of office already telling on him, barack obama came to congress tonight to steady a presidency, and reassure a nation rocked by hard times and bitter politics. >> again, we are tested. and again, we must answer history's call. >> reporter: he came to offer hard truths, and some hard words to a washington establishment that seemed to get the better of him in his first year in office, and further alienate americans. >> they're tired of
in new york, washington d.c., and shanksville, pennsylvania. was it a high point or a low point for media coverage? i mean, it really was the story of the decade, wasn't it? >> well, at that point i was working at the new york times, which won i think seven pulitzers for the coverage we did, lead up to that horrific event. i think it was an amazing period for news, jon, i think that everybody finally caught up with the story of the formation of militants groups like al-qaeda, the names that we now take for granted that we're seeing all over the world, we began to understand that they were really up to, and it was a moment of incredible challenge for the media and i think they rose pretty well to it at the beginning. >> jon: i remember the feeling of unity that came out of those attacks and it lasted a while. >> yeah. >> jon: it seems to be gone now. >> it does indeed. i agree with everything that judy said. i think that it's important to remember that the media had ample opportunities to cover the story, to connect the dots before 9/11. i interviewed tom fenton, then just retired from c
the full reports and early next week here in washington, heel convene a meeting with all of the agencies involved. >>> international travelers can expect heightened security measures at least through monday. the transportation security administration has extended its emergency measures that include a patdown of all planes boarded for the u.s. senior airport officials will meet with airport executives around the world for security for u.s.-bound flights. >>> sources tell abc news that the suicide bomber that killed seven cia acts in afghanistan was invited on to the base and was not searched. the bomber was seen as a possible informant but blew himself up. in addition to the seven officers killed, six others were seriously injured in the worst attack on the intelligence agency in more than 25 years. >> this is say tremendous loss for the agency. the agency is a relatively small organization and its expertise on al qaeda is even a smaller subset of that overall group. >> the cia and u.s. military are working more closely than ever with afghans to improve training and intelligence gathering
attack and threatened more terrorism. tara mergener is in washington with details. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right, authorities are not sure if that is, in fact, the voice of osama bin laden, but they say the tone is alarming. >> our at that time tacks on you will continue -- >> reporter: in what's believed to be the latest message from osama bin laden, the most wanted man in the world takes some of the credit for the botched christmas day bombing and vows to strike again. the al qaeda leader directly addresses president obama saying the plot was supposed to inflict the same kind of terror as 9/11. he threatens to unleach more attacks if the u.s. does not end its support of israel. >> this is a message for the american people. this is a message that unless you change your foreign policy, we're going continue attacking you. >> this is somebody that has to pop up in our lives over and audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly murderous thug and terrorist. >> reporter: some analysts are especially troubled by bin laden's language in the latest message. >>
to washington to deal with flight security lapses after an attempt to blow up a plane. >>> and a bitter cold arctic blast. the windchill is going to make it feel like temperatures in the teens and even the single digits. >>> but we begin with a report that two washington wizards players pulled guns on each other at the verizon center. good evening. i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm doreen gentzler. gilbert arenas reportedly pulled a gun on fellow teammate javarris crittenden. the report comes from the "new york post," but we've learned that d.c. police are looking into the matter. pat collins is at the verizon center with more this afternoon. >> doreen, guns. star athletes. a locker room. a police investigation. sounds like a recipe for a scandal. and the wizar say they're taking this situation seriously and cooperating fully. explosive allegations in the "new york post" saying wizards star gilbert arenas pulled a gun on teammate javarris crittenden. the "post" says it happened in the team locker room during an argument over a gambling debt. the paper says that arenas drew a gun on crittenden and
of rip van winkle's -- washington irving story, rip van winkle, which i think captures some of the extraordinary changes that took place in this. in 1789 and 1815. in fact, from the revolution to the second decade of the 19th century. irving, who was conservative and conservative sensibilities, wrote the short story which i think is his most famous short story, most of you are familiar with it. in the second decade of the 19th century. i think he was trying to express some of the awesome changes that he had experienced in his own lifetime. and they've been here developed an acute sense that his native land was no longer the same place that it had been a generation earlier. he had his character, as you recall, rip weakened from a street that had begun before the revolution and had gone on for 20 years or so. and when rip enters his own village, he immediately felt lost. the building, the faces, the names are all strange and incomprehensible. the very village wrote irving was largely more populous except among the agent who was no longer tolerated. the very character of the pe
heard from two former u.s. president to help the people of haiti. today, "the washington post" about this and ask the question, for how long? this is sunday, january 17 and would begin with the u.s. efforts in haiti. we heard from secretary of state hillary clinton who was there yesterday. u.s. troops tried to prevent chaos in haiti's capital city. lutie louis coates flares were order breaks down. this question -- will there be a long-term u.s. commitment? the numbers are on your screen. the president will commemorate the birth of martin luther king and will campaign today for martha coakley for the senate seat given up by the death of ted kennedy. we'll talk about that later in the air but first, this piece this morning from "the washington post." clinton believes that the country can come back stronger in the future. bearing so, bottled water and other supplies, secretary clinton flew into the battered capital and told the haitian people that the u.s. will be here today, tomorrow, and in times ahead as the u.s. struggles to organize a relief effort for a barely functioning haitian
american city. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. this is a fox news alert. the drama is building aheald of what was once considered a relatively undramatic special election to fill the open senate seat that late saturdsenator ted kennedy filled for decades. a rasmussen report released an hour ago shows scott brown closing the gap over democrat martha coakley. it was nine points a week ago. brown leans in the democratic leaning public policy poll taken last week, while coakley was up 15 in a recent boston globe survey. correspondent molly l moll moll reports. >> reporter: a once unthinkable political scenario is developing in massachusetts. once considered a virtual lock for the democrat, relatively unknown republican is mounting a serious challenge within striking distance of victory. >> wants to go back to the bush-cheney policy providing for the -- >> you can run against bush-cheney but i'm scott brown. i drive a truck. >> reporter: the candidates squared off in a contentious final debate last night. republican scott brown
are a bit milder than they were this same time yesterday morning. mid-30s in washington and low 30s in prince george's county. montgomery, arlington and fairfax counties right near 30 degrees. and it's right near the freezing mark around the region. we do have a cloud cover, slight chance of a sprinkle or a flurry late this morning. it will drop back into the 30s by sunset and then the teens by dawn tomorrow. this accompanied by gusty winds this afternoon and overnight tonight, gusting to 30 miles per hour. much colder friday, increasing clouds with highs near freezing. saturday perhaps light snow around the metro area but very light amounts. heavier amounts central and southern virginia. remaining cold into sunday. how is the traffic? >> doing pretty well along the i-270 spur. right side of your screen, northbound. no early hangups to report. elsewhere the trip to the wilson bridge looking good both inner loop and outer loop no worries out at the bay bridge. 95 southbound south kings dominion word of an accident involving a truck. eastbound 66 we're okay. no worries either way righ
-- for this morning's " washington journal." back tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. enjoy the rest of this martin luther king holiday. . [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] . >> president barack obama talks about dr. king and his legacy and an update on the martin luther king memorial. we'll also look to the establishment of mlk day. coming up later today, live coverage of new virginia governor bob mcdonnell in his first state of the commonwealth address. we will begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. ).zÑtonight, larry cohen, the hd of the communications workers of america and what the federal government's role should be an expanding communication in the communication that is on c-span 2. now president barack obama on the legacy of martin luther king jr. he commemorated the birthday of the late civil rights leader yesterday. president barack obama spoke at the historic thurmont avenue baptist church in the nation's capital where dr. king once preached. his remarks are about half an hour. [applause] >> good morning.
of pennsylvania, south dakota's republican senator john thune and we'll bring in ann corn of the "washington post" and jim vandehei of politico for analysis. and then i'll have a final thought on the age of miracles or maybe it's not. captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again from snowy washington. governor granholm is in her home state of michigan. senator thune is in south dakota. with us inside the belt way, inside the studio governor barbour and governor rendell. in a place where they're not often, here. welcome to both of you. i want to start this morning with something the president said on friday. when he visited a conference of house republicans and told them that all the tough talk in the... and the partisan rhetoric is making it harder for the two sides to work together. >> we have to be careful about what we say about each other sometimes because it boxes us in in ways that makes it difficult for us to work together because our constituents start beli
institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. have been defrauded. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's find out the latest from that storm that may or may not be approaching. >> it is approaching but it will mainly be to the south. here is the latest this morning. it is moving through texas. it is picking up gulf moisture. it does take it on a track to keep it just to our south. did this right along the virginia/north carolina border, at virginia beach. they could pick up a foot or more of snow. it gets less and less as you move north. a couple of inches to ourself. advisors and warnings this morning. they are all down to our south. the closest we have this st. mary's, sponsor of an. here is your forecast. -- spotsylvania. gusty winds this morning. temperatures near 30. we will talk about snow totals coming up. >> not much to talk about on the highys. there's plenty of that molasses stuff was already spread around
. and blogger kevin drum tours washington's heart of darkness from down pennsylvania avenue, over to k street where the lobbyists cluster like vultures, then past the local branch of goldman sachs-- also known as the u.s. treasury-- and up to capitol hill, where key members kneel in supplication to receive their morning tithes from the holy church of the almighty dollar. as kevin drum writes, a year after the biggest bailouts in u.s. history, wall street owns washington lock, stock and debit card. kevin drum, formerly with "washington monthly," is now the political blogger at "mother jones." he's here to talk about his report, along with david corn, who's been covering washington for 23 years and is now "mother jones" washington bureau chief. welcome to you both. >> moyers: welcome to both of >> good to be with you, bill. >> moyers: let me read you a letter that was posted on our website a few days ago from a faithful viewer. his name is mike demmer. i don't know him personally, but i like to hear from him. he says, "dear bill, i watch your program all the time. what i don't understand is how
championship. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good friday morning, washington. i'm doug mceay. >> and i'm alison starling. great to have you joining us. the snow did fall walt used up. we have some school closings and delays. charles county schools are closed. howard county, two hours late. fairfax county schools are opening two hours late. >> falls church city schools will be opening two hours late. >>> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. will check chemiclet's start wi. >> we have our last band of snow. then we will see some improvement. everything will work out just fine. the main roads look good. here is the last batch of snow from upper marlboro along 301 and crosses into 50. southern maryland had an extra hit of snow. they could be up to two inches of snow. most of us, half an inch to about two inches or so. doubt into stafford county, some light flurries. the side streets could be slippery. temperatures are just below freez
morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this monday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning. i hope you had a great weekend. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff. this is about the coldest morning we have had yet. >> 22 in rosslyn. temperatures are in the team's most elsewhere. we're very cold with clear skies. -- temperatures are in the teens most elsewhere. 15 in rockville. 14 in madison. plenty of cold sunshine this morning. warming into the 30's. some flurries tonight. we do have awarming trend. you have to wait a few days. >> plenty of traffic making its way to the quantico marine base with an accident on the shoulder. northbound 95, expect delays into dumfries. 66, we have volume in manassas and fair oaks. this is the belay at the wilson bridge. more to come. newschopper 7 in just a little while. >> thank you. >>> the bitter cold sticks around for the start of another work week. >> the nationwide deep freeze could have long-lasting effects on your
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